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Cubs release schedule for 2010 baseball season
From Daily Herald News Services
Published: 9/15/2009 2:49 PM

Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday released the tentative 2010 regular-season schedule.

The Cubs will open their 135th season on April 5 in Atlanta and play their Wrigley Field opener on April 12 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The new schedule marks the eighth time in the last nine seasons the Cubs have opened the season on the road, the exception being the 2008 campaign.

The season-opening road trip features a pair of three-game sets in Atlanta April 5-8 (off day April 6) and in Cincinnati April 9-11.

The first Cubs homestand features two series and six games. fter three games against the Brewers April 12-15 (off day April 13), the homestand concludes with a three-game weekend set against the Houston Astros April 16-18.

The 2010 schedule features six interleague series, including the traditional home-and-home sets against the White Sox (June 11-13 at Wrigley Field, June 25-27 at U.S. Cellular Field) and a series against all four American League West foes. The Cubs host the Oakland Athletics (June 15-17) and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (June 18-20). The Cubs visit Texas (May 21-23) and make a trip to Seattle (June 22-24).

The Cubs longest homestand is a 10-game, 11-day stay right after the All-Star Break from July 15-25 against Philadelphia, Houston and St. Louis. The Cubs are scheduled to host three holiday games: June 20 vs. the the Angels on Father's Day, July 4 vs. Cincinnati, and Sept. 6 vs. Houston on Labor Day.

Here is the tentative 2010 Chicago Cubs regular-season schedule, which is subject to change at any time:

April 5-8: at Atlanta (3 games, off April 6)

April 9-11: at Cincinnati (3)

April 12-15: MILWAUKEE (3, off April 13)

April 16-18: HOUSTON (3)

April 19-22: at New York (4) April 23-25: at Milwaukee (3) April 26-28: WASHINGTON (3)

April 29-May 2: ARIZONA (4)

May 4-6: at Pittsburgh (3)

May 7-9: at Cincinnati (3)

May 10-12: FLORIDA (3)

May 14-16: PITTSBURGH (3)

May 17-18: COLORADO (2)

May 19-20: at Philadelphia (2)

May 21-23: at Texas (3)

May 25-27: LOS ANGELES (NL, 3)

May 28-30: ST. LOUIS (3)

May 31-June 2: at Pittsburgh (3)

June 4-6: at Houston (3)

June 8-10: at Milwaukee (3)

June 11-13: WHITE SOX (3)

June 15-17: OAKLAND (3)

June 18-20: L.A. ANGELS (3)

June 22-24: at Seattle (3)

June 25-27: at White Sox (3)

June 28-30: PITTSBURGH (3)

July 1-4: CINCINNATI (4)

July 5-7: at Arizona (3)

July 8-11: at L.A. Dodgers (4)

July 13: All-Star Game in Anaheim

July 15-18: PHILADELPHIA (4)

July 19-21: HOUSTON (3)

July 23-25: ST. LOUIS (3)

July 26-28: at Houston (3)

July 30-Aug. 1: at Colorado (3) Aug. 2-4: MILWAUKEE (3)

Aug. 6-8: CINCINNATI (3)

Aug. 9-12: at San Francisco (4)

Aug. 13-15: at St. Louis (3)

Aug. 16-19: SAN DIEGO (4)

Aug. 20-22: ATLANTA (3)

Aug. 23-25: at Washington (3)

Aug. 27-29: at Cincinnati (3)

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: PITTSBURGH (3)

Sept. 3-5: NEW YORK (3)

Sept. 6-8: HOUSTON (3)

Sept. 10-12: at Milwaukee (3)

Sept. 13-15: at St. Louis (3)

Sept. 17-19: at Florida (3)

Sept. 21-23: SAN FRANCISCO (3)

Sept. 24-26: ST. LOUIS (3)

Sept. 27-30: at San Diego (4)

Oct. 1-3: at Houston (3)